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This data set consists of measurements of GPS signals reflected from the Earth's surface and collected on an airborne platform. A modified GPS Delay Mapping Receiver (DMR) tracks and measures the direct, line-of-sight, right hand circulary polarized (RHCP) signal of a GPS satellite. It also simultaneously measures the delayed, Earth-reflected, near-specular, LHCP GPS signal. These measurements are a form of bistatic radar. The measurements can be used to estimate the surface scattering coefficient and path delays between the direct and reflected GPS signals. Over land, scattering coefficients can be used to estimate changes in surface soil moisture. Over water surfaces, the reflected pulses can be used to sense roughness and derive wind speeds. The bistatic range measurements can also be used to estimate the receiver height above the surface in a form of aircraft altimetry. Data were collected throughout each Meso-cell Study Area (MSA) within the Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) Small Regional Study Area (SRSA, 39.5 N-41 N, 105 W-107.5 W). Spatial resolution of these data is variable depending on airborne height and scattering regime (specular or rough). Data were collected 19 and 21 February 2002, and 22-24 February and 25, 30, 31 March 2003. Data are available via FTP.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020219
Ending_Date: 20020221
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -107.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.5
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: GPS > GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: GPS > GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: GPS > GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: NSIDC-0156
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http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0156.html
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131010
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160114
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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